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Tamar G

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  1. Tamar can't do that weekend.... because I'm graduating from law school that day. Hello cold, cruel world.
  2. oooh - kismet. Coming back to the site after a long hiatus looking for a restaurant rec and come across a bay area event! I'd love to come if I can. The 16th (and likely 17th) are out for me - I'll do better in late May or June. But don't plan around me - I'll just come if I can make it. How fun!
  3. sorry - I think I threw you off with the word "diet." For medical reasons he (an adult, not a child) had his jaw broken. The liquid diet is only because he is unable to eat solid foods. And I'm just trying to throw him 1 meal because he can't really go out for anything that involves food for 6 weeks. Horchata is a great idea to start off. Or maybe a mango lassi. The cauliflower cheese soup is exactly what I was thinking although I was thinking broccoli. I have to check to see if those little bits of broccoli that are always left will be problematic but I think not because
  4. A friend of mine just had his jaw surgically broken and reset and it is now wired shut for the next 6 weeks. He is on a liquid only diet. It can be thick liquids (he drink milkshakes), but non-liquid soft foods like mashed potatoes are out. I would really like to make him dinner - any suggestions? Probably two soup courses - a broth soup to start and then a thicker potato/cream based soup so it would be really filling. Maybe something like a cheese soup. Dessert can be a milkshake but he gets that all the time. Maybe a series of liquid goodness, like a fruit puree and a crem
  5. what happens with the credit card one? What's the timetable?
  6. Seriously. In 100% agreement with JPW. We complain when companies don't respond to complaints and we apparently complain when they do. The internet is PUBLIC, and it's public on a scale the likes of which we have never seen before. Why can't people understand that? Now if people were getting responses after they emailed their friends with complaints, that would be creepy. This? Good business practice.
  7. mmmm ... there last night. Lovely cheapish wines and good cheeses. Plus this place is just completely and totally unpretentious. Such an oasis.
  8. Don't know if this belong here or in the surrealism thread. It really belongs in a "gives you faith in humanity" thread. My parents are looking to buy an apartment in Manhattan with an eye toward eventually retiring in NY. A few months ago they put a bid in on an apartment which was accepted by the sellers. My parents started the legal work, got the mortgage docs in order and even went so far as to start the escrow process. Almost 4 weeks after the bid was accepted the seller rescinded the offer. This is not illegal in New York state since no documents had yet been signed. My fath
  9. Just received an invitation to the wedding of my cousin and his partner (in CA). They have been together for 25 years, are in their 70s and 50s respectively, and are now getting married! It's so sweet! My cousin's partner is calling the CA supreme court decision the "caterer's full employment act."
  10. I think I might just cover myself in spikes that point outward and look deadly.
  11. To the asshole who full on body-checked me the other day on the way to work because he was trying to pass a less fast walker in front of him (male, 40s, tall, in a nice suit): You clearly expected that I would get out of your way and must have been surprised when I didn't which might explain why you didn't bother to apologize when you knocked into me with the force of an elephant. Perhaps you should have realized that since I am going against port authority traffic there was literally no place on the entire sidewalk I could have moved to without hitting someone else. But I understand yo
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    The Bruni Thread

    I just can't help pointing it out since the pastry chef is a friend and I'm really happy for him: (And while I wouldn't generally use Bruni as affirmation I just love to say I told you so! About Jansen's deserts, that is.)
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    Supper

    spent the weekend at my sister's "country house" and finally did some cooking this summer! Dinner was kofta, made with the little on hand (no fresh herbs, sadly): ground lamb, onion, dried parsley, zatar, chili powder and half an egg. Instead of broiling or grilling them we basically sauteed them in olive oil. To toot my horn, they were really quite wonderful. Served with homemade tomato sauce and badly cooked basmati rice and sauteed spinach with garlic. Next morning I made cottage cheese pancakes. I do love them so. Then we had really fantastic grilled summer corn for lunch.
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    Bento

    oops! double post.
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    Bento

    I think because of all the rich/heavy firm lunches I have been craving making my own bento lunches and I can't get wait to get back to school and get started. I'm not doing any cooking this summer because I refuse to even walk into the kitchen area of my sublet since my roommates and I have different cleanliness standards. So it will have to wait for August. In the meantime I went to the Strand and picked up a few Japanese cookbooks. They are all fairly old but they cost about $6 a piece, so even with media rate shipping back to CA they are quite cheap. I also picked up a copy of Unta
  16. To add to the best: I know Chikalicious is already on the list but they have a new(?) storefront right across the street that sells cupcakes and cookies and little premade desserts like bread pudding. No line! Only had the cupcakes and cookies. Cookies were eh but the red velvet cupcake was the best cupcake I've had in NYC. Not all the cupcakes were equally as good, but two other winners were the banana cupcake and a smores cupcake with graham gracker cake, melted chocolate center, burned marshmellow on top. I also really enjoyed a solo dinner at Curry-Ya. I had the yuba and g
  17. I find the falafel spot at the corner of st. marks and 3rd to be slightly surreal. It used to be chickpea (if I remember correctly) then it was Village Kosher and closed on saturdays, and now it's "kosher style," not closed on saturdays, and has a new name. When they picked "Village Kosher" they had a naming contest and my friend suggested "Aren't you glatt we're kosher" which I thought was way better than "Village Kosher."
  18. This is fantastic! I can't wait to get my very own copy! Will you sign it for me? Something appropriately rock starish.
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    Bento

    Oh I see that some people have given me sites to check out since I last visited MFs. Thank you! Sadly I'm in NY for the summer and really can't do any cooking. (I have 2 roommates who are less than immaculate so I stay far, far away from the kitchen at all times.) But come mid August I am really going to get going with the bento thing. Stay tuned.
  20. I ate at the midtown east outpost and I thought the duck was very good. Duck cut tableside and pancakes premade for us (which I liked). The pancake itself was a bit too thick but the meal was good. Our ducks were $45/per (3 for 8 people) which is either inflation or a different pricing scale for the midtown crowd.
  21. firm lunch craziness. Current list: Insieme DB Bistro Jean Georges Churascaria Plataforma Abboccato Nobu 57 & Town - they are a little far but we'll see if I can make it happen Have been this summer: Esca Koi Sushi of Gari 46 Blue Fin the bar at the Modern and some other places not really worth mentioning edit: I've got Bar American and another trip to Koi on deck for next week.
  22. I lived directly across the street from this place for 4 years without a good, close wine bar (not to mention the cheese) and as soon as I move out this one opens. Sometimes the universe seems to be laughing at me.
  23. Oh, I'm truly back in NY. I was bodychecked twice on my way to work this morning. I have to walk west on 41st street against the Port Authority foot traffic. Been having some nice meals, though. Tell you about them later plus I have a large list of places I'm curious about. The first one I think was mentioned on this board but I can't remember the name. It's a pasta place in the E Village started by a Babbo chef? Can anybody help me out?
  24. I just walked by this place last night and I was wondering about it. It's called "neo-Korean." Menu is a prix fix but you can order a half portion menu or a double portion (making it cheaper for 2). If I remember correctly the prices were something like $23/37/65 for half/normal/double. You pick 3 courses. Tell me what you think. (btw - hi everybody!)
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